East County News Service
October 7, 2019 (San Diego) – King Arthur Flour last week broadened an earlier recall in June due to e-coli contamination found at the ADM milling facility in Buffalo, New York. The 5-pound and 25-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flower were distributed nationwide and online.
This is the third major flour brand recalled due to e-coli in the past several months.
Most of the King Arthur flour bags sold were labeled with UPC 071012010509 and the following use-by dates and codes:
- 12/04/19 L18A04A
- 12/05/19 L18A05A, L18A05B, L18A05C
- 12/09/19 L18A09B
- 12/10/19 L18A10A
- 12/13/19 L18A13B, L18A13C
- 12/20/19 L18A20A, L18A20B, L18A20C
- 12/21/19 L18A21A
- 12/27/19 L18A27A, L18A27B, L18A27C
- 12/28/19 L18A28A
- 01/02/20 A19A02B, A19A02C
- 01/03/20 A19A03A, A19A03B, A19A03C
- 01/05/20 A19A05A, A19A05B
- 01/07/20 A19A07B, A19A07C
- 01/08/20 A19A08B
- 01/09/20 A19A09B
- 01//10/20 A19A10B
- 01/12/20 A19A12A
- 01/14/20 A19A14A, A19A14B, A19A14C
- 01/15/20 A19A15A, A19A15B
In addition, there are 25-pound bags with UPC 071012012503 that were only sold at Costco. They have the following "Best Used By" dates:
Consumers should throw away the products or submit a claim for a refund or replacement online at kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall, or by calling the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of E.Coli infection may include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, or fever. The illness can be life-threatening, particularly in the very young, elderly, or those who are immune compromised.